Board appointments approved in Monticello

Monticello Mayor Chris Corrie has made his annual board and committee appointments, which were approved by the city council on April 14. All are reappointments except for Tom Apperson on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Betsy Williams for the Historic Preservation Commission.

New chair for Willow Tree Missions board

Willow Tree Missions has accomplished plenty in its first seven years, but organization officials hope the foundation that has been laid will set the stage for an even brighter future.

Piatt County road projects get state funding

Two Piatt County road projects are included in the latest round of Illinois Jobs Now! construction projects. They were announced last week by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

Fee changes considered at Monticello schools

The Monticello School Board is considering an increase in several fees this fall, plus a change in how fees are charged at the high school.

Atwood-Hammond High School names final Prom Court

The Atwood-Hammond Prom Court has been announced for the dance that takes place this Saturday at the Best Western Plus and Convention Center in Arcola.

MHS WYSE team second at state competition

For the second straight year, the Monticello High School Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) team has captured second place as a team at the state competition. The local squad took the honor April 8 at the University of Illinois.

New high school favored by those at public meeting

A large majority of those present at the second Sage Voices group meeting April 15 favor construction of a new high school over remodeling the current one. But Monticello school officials made it clear at their meeting the following night that a decision has not been made concerning the future of its facilities.

Monticello fiber optic network now being used

Monticello’s fiber optic internet system has seen its first user log in. The Monticello School District is now using the high-speed data lines, and so far it is getting good reviews.

Supportive Living Week events

Supportive Living Week Events April 21-26
Maple Point Assisted Living is planning the following events for Supporting Living Week, which runs through this Saturday, April 26.

Statue vandalized at Monticello cemetery

Monticello Township Cemetery trustees are looking for information on some vandalism done to a five-foot statue located in the infant burial section of the cemetery.

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